Forms Of Art Essay

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All types of art have been around for many years, starting from 10,000 B.C. The meaning of art is a way for someone to express feelings, thoughts and sometimes used for entertainment. The oldest forms of art were commonly recognized in the form of drawings, paintings and sculptures. There have been discoveries of drawings in caves from the ice age era and inscriptions and paintings of legends in pyramids in Egypt. Other forms of art came with the discovery of music and plays. It wasn’t until later that another form of art came into the making from Europe. This form of art was known as magic lanterns, which was a number of various images placed in front of a light or flame. The light would cast a shadow of the image for the use of entertainment. After the invention of the camera a man named Eadweard put together an experiment to place 12 cameras around a horse race track. The cameras were placed at different locations closely together and snapped pictures as the horses ran by. The results were twelve different photos in sequence and by quickly moving the photographs it appeared like the horse was running. This was called motion photography. Like the magic lantern, the motion photography had the same concept when the images were projected on a large screen for an audience, thus, bringing us our first movies. Movies became a form of art because like a play, movies were a way for someone to express passion, love, humor and mystery for entertainment. The form of art that I have chosen to write about is a movie, called Schindler’s List. Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steven Zaillian. It is based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally.... ... middle of paper ... ...e that even in a time of such cruelty that good will prevail. The Jewish prisoners are depended on Oskar Schindler and his kindness for their lives, but later in the movie they became loyal to him. The Jewish prisoners show their gratefulness by making Oskar Schindler a ring out of the gold fillings in their teeth. This act of the Jewish prisoners extracting their gold fillings from their teeth shows that kindness is usually rewarded. This movie has also affected my outlook on our world’s history. The movie introduces history of the Holocaust and gives us some information about how parts of the Holocaust operated and how the Jewish people were treated. The importance of history is very real and should be of great importance to all of us. I strongly believe that we should study and learn our history, therefor the chances of history repeating itself well be less.
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